I hope you all had a brilliant weekend, I can't believe we're already in December - I'm not feeling Christmassy at all yet but we're putting up the decorations in our house next weekend hopefully so that will help. I was shopping in Galway this weekend for a few presents and of course I ended up picking up a few things for myself too...oops! So expect some reviews of the goodies I picked up in the coming weeks.
Anyway, enough rambling and on with my November favourites! This month I have some new favourites and rediscovered some old reliables!
Chanel Bronze Universal
This is an old favourite I have brought out yet again. It is one of those products that I stray away from but always end up coming back to it, it just never lets me down! I have been wearing a bit more fake tan the past couple of weeks and this is brilliant for helping match up some of my paler foundations to the tan. I love using it for contouring and just generally adding some warmth to my face. It smells nice too randomly enough!
Korres Lip Butter - Jasmine
I bought this a while ago on ASOS when they had one of their discount days, after having it in my basket for ages I thought it was about time! This really does smell gorgeous- not sure if it smells of Jasmine because I've never smelt it but I think it smells of cookies! It leaves a nice tint of pink on the lips and leaves them feeling lovely and moisturised!
NARS Copocobana Illuminator
I bought this at the same time as my Korres lip butter and again I have been lusting after this for ages! After much deliberating decided to just go for it and quickly popped it in my basket and checked out! When I was in London a few months ago I swatched it in Selfridges and was disappointed at the time because it looked really glittery and OOT. But since then all I've read about it are rave reviews and even the likes of Millie Mackintosh wears it so I decided to give it a go. I am so so glad I did, the one in Selfridges must have been abit dodgy because the one I got is not glittery in the slightest. It gives such a nice natural glow to the skin but can definitely be built up for nights out for a more dramatic look. You can use this as a standard highlighter or you can mix it in with your foundation for an all over glow.
NAKED 2 Palette
I recently hit pan on my beloved Naked Basics palette so I decided to give it a bit of a break bless it, and I dug out the Naked 2 palette to keep my neutral eyeshadow love going! I have been reaching for this on an everyday basis and have been getting use out of all the colours! I prefer it to the original Naked palette as the colours are cooler in this one so it suits my skin tone more. It really has all you'd need in it, including a nice big mirror and a handy double ended brush!
Vaseline Cocoa Radiant Body Moisturiser
This was a repurchase halfway through the month because to be honest I was getting a little lazy with my daily body moisturizing and the thoughts of rubbing a thick body butter in and waiting for it to dry was less than appealing so I decided to repurchase this and I purchased the Nivea in-shower body moisturiser (I told you I was feeling lazy!) to try and combat it. I have definitely learnt my lesson and I will always have this in my collection. It is just so quick and easy, you can literally spray and go. It is a nice continuous spray too, which disperses a nice fine mist. Love it!
Vichy Idealia Life Serum
I had heard such rave reviews on this, and having never used a serum before I thought I would give it a go. My skin has been looking worse for wear- with the weather changes and with me stressing out over random stuff it is definitely taking the hit for it. But since using this it has plumped up and is looking much healthier and fresher. I apply this morning and evening. I find it makes for a great make-up base and instantly makes my skin look nicer, so even if I'm not wearing make up. Love love love!
MAC Hue Lipstick
I have been loving two lipsticks this month, on opposite ends of the colour spectrum. First up is my beloved Hue. I have been loving this for ages now, and I bought a new one during the month and it has been in my handbag since! Its such a perfect everyday lipstick and it looks fabulous with a smokey eye too!
MAC Rebel Lipstick
The most recent addition to my MAC lipstick collection was Rebel. Again this is something I was looking at for ages before I bought it and since getting it I have not regretted it. I have actually worn this so much both as a daytime lipstick and for night. A year ago I would have ran from wearing a lipstick like this but since then I have been trying to break out of my comfort zone, especially with lip colours. If you are debating about getting Rebel I would say definitely go for it! You can't go wrong with a colour like this, and I think it would suit every skintone!
So those are my favourites for the month of November, hard to believe the next time I'll be writing one of these posts will be in 2014! Have you tried any of these products? What was your favourite beauty product for the month of November?